Articles tagged patti smith

Her Life to Live: Albertine Sarrazin’s ‘Astragal’

This short novel, rooted in some of the grungiest, grimiest levels of experience, is an affecting parable of spiritual progress.

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28 Sep 2011 // 4:26 AM

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 10 September 2011 - Columbia, MD

Vibrant colors and the love of free music on display at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest.

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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Various Artists: Rave on Buddy Holly

This tribute collection of 19 covers of one of early rock's most influential pioneers features legends (Paul McCartney, Lou Reed), indie A-listers (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, She & Him), and -- would you believe? -- Kid Rock.

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Des Ark: Don’t Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker

Singer-guitarist Aimée Argote barrels down Tobacco Road on her band's first LP in six years.

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6 Mar 2011 // 9:00 PM

R.E.M.: Collapse Into Now

After returning to form with their 2008 album Accelerate, the veteran alt-rockers decide the best way to follow it up is to offer more energetic romps with a few ballads mixed in.

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In the Oft-Reviled Genre of Memoirs, Here are Some Memoirs to Love

A subgenre has emerged that should placate memoirphobes and please memoirfiles: the artist-teacher memoir.

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Counterbalance No. 19: Patti Smith’s ‘Horses’

One of the most critically-acclaimed debuts in rock history, Patti Smith’s Horses is a whirlwind of poetry and proto-punk rock. Counterbalance takes Horses for a ride -- go Rimbaud and go Johnny go!

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Patti Smith Joins Carmen Consoli on “Mio Zio”

Patti Smith joined the Sicilian singer-songwriter Carmen Consoli to perform Consoli’s “Mio Zio”(My Uncle) in Turin, Italy. The song, from Consoli’s latest

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Ted Nugent: When in Doubt, He’ll Whip It Out

The Nuge storms Vegas and opens up about his musical history, Washington bailouts, conservation, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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15 Jul 2009 // 1:40 AM

Patti Smith: Peace and Noise

At a recent exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland, I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse at Robert Mapplethorpe’s “

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4 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

House of the Rising Punk

A top-notch intro to CBGB's... from a German TV documentary? Gabba Gabba Hey!

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Patti Smith: Dream of Life

As much as Steven Sebring's documentary reveals of Patti Smith, it never tries to define her or even make her its only focus.

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Patti Smith & Kevin Shields: The Coral Sea

A haunting tribute to the late Robert Mapplethorpe, The Coral Sea is a monumental accomplishment in the career of one of America's truly outstanding artists.

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12 Jun 2008 // 4:30 AM

September is Patti Smith month with a new film and book

Rock legend Patti Smith is celebrated in a new film, Patti Smith: Dream of Life (Palm Pictures), coming to US theatre screens this September. The

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Pretty Vacant: by Phil Strongman

Strongman makes a determined case for punk’s longevity, proving that the genre’s spirit will never die.

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Patti Smith still uncovering reasons behind ‘Twelve’ covers disc

Patti Smith says she was first attracted to several of the dozen cover songs that make up her latest disc, “Twelve,” because they have both

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21 Jun 2007 // 4:28 AM

Bryan Ferry, the dashing crooner who has fronted Roxy Music off and on for the last 35 years, is a rarity in the rock era. He

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4 May 2007 // 12:00 AM

Patti Smith

After decades in the spotlight, where can't Patti Smith play?

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23 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Patti Smith: Twelve

Serious Patti Smith fans will no doubt be pleased, and people who enjoy covers records will likely find much to appreciate, as her conviction is apparent and her commitment is respectable.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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